visa rebates and work limits lifted

The governments hopes the visa measures will provide an incentive for fully vaccinated international students to return to Australia “as soon as possible”, as well as helping address current workforce shortages. Revealing the measures, prime minister Scott Morrison...

visa processing creating uncertainty among tertiary institutions

Universities and colleges are worried that the border opening to foreign nationals in April will have little effect on international student mobility due to the visas being on processing hold until August. “They need this confirmation now if they are going to be able...

US updates consular guidance on study visa applications

The updated Residence Abroad Guidance states that officers should only be concerned with “present intent to depart” the US following the end of the program, and are not required to ask for ties of property, employment, and continuity of life that are required of short...

UUK calls for visa reform to curb drop in exchange students

Without visa reform, the UK risks losing out on hosting more exchange students, the paper stated. The right immigration conditions will foster a potential to boost exchanges from around the world, while stakeholders expect a reduction in EU exchange students. The...

African scholars in US universities fall 21% over stringent visa rules

According to data sourced from the US department of education, 2017 had been a good year with figures close to the 2009 high: that was the year which saw the highest number of scholars from Sub-Saharan Africa teaching or engaging in research in the US in the last two...